LINCOLN, Neb. (by release) - A new company is set to begin transportation services this month to connect rural communities of Nebraska.
Liberty Mobility Now says it is starting Liberty Driver operations in three regions of the state. Liberty will partner local public agencies, foundations, and non-profits to create a one-stop shop solution for transportation needs. Nebraska will be the company’s second launch location, as it launched in Van Wert County, Ohio this past February.
“Keys should not be required for access to healthcare or social services,” Liberty President and CEO Valerie Lefler says, "Transportation underpins every aspect of life – work, relationships with family, groceries, healthcare, education and more. In communities in Nebraska and around the world, residents in rural areas suffer much more than in urban areas because of limited or non-existent transportation options. Liberty connects users to all available resources, then adds our drivers as independent contractors where no options are available or gaps are identified.”
Liberty’s drivers are independent contractors and company officials say they go through increased screening and frequent training opportunities. Liberty is also working with the state to help train its drivers to help fight against human trafficking.
During the month of April, Liberty is launching in three regions across Nebraska and holding regional coalition meetings for stakeholders who need transportation for customers or clients, or existing providers who supply transportation who would like to partner.
Interested organizations are encouraged to attend any of the 90-minute launch meetings:
- Panhandle Region Transportation Coalition: Scottsbluff, April 12: 10:30am MDT
- Central Region Transportation Coalition: Hastings, April 19: 10:30am CDT
- Southeast Region Transportation Coalition: Beatrice, April 20: 10:30am CDT